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Newtown Bee has a report on the "Celebration of Kindness and day of remembrance" held in Newtown, CT on October 27 to honor Caitlin Nelson, who passed away after choking in a pancake eating contest held at Sacred Heart University in March.
Omaha.com has a report on how Creighton University students studied the impact of eating the 12 scoop "Dundee Dozen" ice cream challenge on the human body.
Catcher Zach Fricke and pinch-hitter Austin Guzzo of the University of Iowa baseball team held a hot dog eating contest during their loss to the Univeristy of Minnesota. Guzzo won with a total of 5 hot dogs.

Choking in college pancake contest results in fatality

update April 10 The New York Post has an article about the funeral | Video about funeral

update April 6 A funeral mass will be held Saturday in Westfield, NJ. The official autopsy lists the cause of death as accidental asphyxia.

update April 5 InsideEdition has an interview with Fairfield Police Sgt. Mike Paris who says “Her mouth was compacted with pancakes, almost to her teeth.” (video)

The Fairfield Daily Voice reports that a college student who was hospitalizated aftter choking in a pancake eating contest at Sacred Heart University in Fairfield, CT on Thursday passed away. The University held a vigil yesterday in her memory. update CTPost and TapInto have articles giving the name of the deceased as Caitlin Nelson from Clark, NJ. Her father, James Nelson, was a Port Authority police officer who passed away when the World Trade Center collapsed on September 11, 2001. update #2 The New York Post has an article reporting that Caitlin Nelson’s allergies were not a factor in the incident.

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A female student at Sacred Heart University in Fairfield, CT was hospitalized yesterday after choking in a pancake eating contest held at a Greek Life dinner yesterday night. She is currently in stable but critical condition.
Jenn Cheng, the 3rd place female in the eating contest at the 2015 New York City Dumpling Festival won tonight's episode of Chopped College Edition on the Food Network. update March 17 MCall.com article about the runner-up
The Tuscaloosa Krispy Kreme Challenge near the University of Alabama will take place on Saturday and award a total of $1600 ($400 to the top male & female). Entrants will run a mile, eat a dozen doughnuts, then run a mile to return to the start.
Jeff "FaFa" Woods passed away after experiencing chest pains while running the first mile of the five mile Krispy Kreme Challenge in Raleigh, NC yesterday. The incident occurred before the midpoint of the race where competitors consume a dozen Krispy Kreme dougnuts. Woods was 58 years old and not a regular runner according to his friends.
Detroit Sports Nation reports University of Michigan football coach Jim Harbaugh stormed the stage after his team lost to the University of Florida in a controversial Oreo eating contest held during Citrus Bowl pregame festivities in Orlando.
Scout.com reports the Louisville Cardinals defeated Texas A & M in the hot chicken eating contest for Music City Bowl teams in Nashville. The professional hot chicken eating contest will be held on Tuesday.
HawkeyeSports has an article and gallery about the University of Iowa attending the Beef Bowl tonight, a pregame meal for Rose Bowl teams held at Lawry's. The event has not been an official eating contest since the 1960s. Stanford will visit the Beverly Hills steakhouse tomorrow. Elika Sadeghi got to dine with the Hawkeyes and posted a video of her meal. (Patch.com article)
"Furious" Pete Czerwinski will give a talk at Algonquin College in Ottawa on January 20. During the event, he will compete against selected audience members in an eating contest.
The Hungry Hungry Hatters, a competitive eating group at Stetson University, will hold pie, hot dog, wing & ice cream eating contests in DeLand, FL on November 20.
The BBC reports that Hull University Students' Union in Yorkshire held an event that started as a cracker eating contest that evolved into a competition where people reproduced sexual positions on-stage.
The Northwestern U student paper has an article about Grace Chan, who ate 50 California rolls in about 3 minutes to win the women's division of Todoroki's sushi eating contest last year. She is now a student at Loyola University Chicago’s Stritch School of Medicine.
The Wichita State Office of Diversity held a watermelon eating contest as part of an Asian Market held today. (If the Wichita State mascot is made of wheat and he is eating wheat, doesn't that make him a a cannibal?)
The food court at Rutgers University will hold a burger eating contest for 3 person teams on April 16 awarding $525 ($300 to the winning trio.) (via CheeseburgerKat)

Ghassan Al-Hadhrami wins Krispy Kreme Challenge

Ghassan Al-Hadhrami ran 2.5 miles, ate 12 donuts, then ran back 2.5 miles in 28:50 to win the Krispy Kreme Challenge in Raleigh, NC today. 2 time winner Tim Ryan, who has competed in several MLE contests, finished sixth. Meredith Boxberger finished the challenge in 57 minutes.

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Registration is open for the 2015 Krispy Kreme Challenge that will take place on February 14 in Raleigh, NC. The competition consists of a five mile race where entrants are required to eat 12 donuts at the midpoint. In previous years, 8,000+ spots have been filled before race day. The challenge facebook has a link to a picture of a Krispy Kreme decorated like a football with the caption "Ours are fully filled".
PJ Whelihan's in Downington, PA will hold a Wing Off for college students tonight awarding $100 and a spot in Wing Bowl 23.
PJ Whelihan's in Sewell, NJ will hold a wing eating qualifier for college students tomorrow awarding a spot in Wing Bowl 23.
Players from Notre Dame defeated LSU team members in the Music City Bowl hot chicken eating contest 25 to 19. The professsional eating contest will be held on Monday.
The University of Maryland student paper reports that Ian Hickman won a french fry eating contest held in College Park, MD on Friday.
The Student Book Store at Pennsylvania State University will hold a wing eating contest on Friday in conjunction with a "Restore the Wins" rally for former football coach Joe Paterno.
Bradley's in State College, PA will hold a cheesesteak eating contest on October 4 awarding an XBox One to the winner. The runner-up will receive a Samsung Galaxy tablet.
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